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Offline Martyn87

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Re: Tank Evolution
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2017, 09:45:29 pm »
Si I have tended to move away from having any rock in my soft water tank. Found it easier to remove any potential alkalinity source and just stick to woods.

That being said it is a good looking bit of hardscape would be a shame to not use it...
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    Re: Tank Evolution
    « Reply #31 on: March 14, 2017, 10:10:40 pm »
    I think the science speaks for itself and rather than risk the fish and their health I've decided to ditch the rocks  *2116*

    Which is really annoying as I thought I'd hit the jackpot with them.

    Today I actually started 'the big move' and now my current tank has moved into another room. It took nearly 2 hours, so hoping all the bacteria in the filters, etc survived. The fish will live there for a week or two while I get the new tank sorted.

    I've just put the tank in place and found the floor to be way out. It needs lifting 5mm at the front and about 10mm at one end to level it out  :censored2: Why is nothing ever easy?!!? So I'm now googling how to level the tank/ stand. I knew the old one was off, but put that down to my building skills rather than the floor being out.

    Sigh..

    This room seems weirdly empty with only the catfish tank in it. Can't wait to get the new setup rolling.

    Would people recommend fishless cycling? Or just transferring all substrate, decor and filters over to the new tank and keeping ones fingers crossed? I have the brand new filter, but not sure whether I need to fishless cycle that, or just have it on as well once the old filter is transferred?

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    Re: Tank Evolution
    « Reply #32 on: March 15, 2017, 09:47:12 am »
    You have two options, maybe three.....
    1. Fishless cycle the new filter.
    2. Move the current filter into the new tank.
    3. Move the current media into the new filter (and fill up with new - any leftover new could go into the old filter).
    Either way, when finished the fish bioload should be supported, just keep your eye on it for a couple of weeks.
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    Re: Tank Evolution
    « Reply #33 on: April 09, 2017, 04:24:41 pm »


    Today I bought a lot of wood and work on the new tank stand to replace the unsuitable one has begun...


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    Re: Tank Evolution
    « Reply #34 on: April 10, 2017, 08:02:38 am »
    Pre-cut as well :)
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    Re: Tank Evolution
    « Reply #35 on: April 10, 2017, 09:09:45 am »
    Pre-cut as well :)

    I did spend 3 hrs doing  maths before I went to the shop to save on time! Wanted all the widths perfectly straight as I don't have the best selection of power tools.





    For once it turned out about right!

    Just gotta work out how to build doors now... hmmm....


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    Re: Tank Evolution
    « Reply #36 on: April 10, 2017, 04:59:05 pm »
    Nice and sturdy. :)
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    Re: Tank Evolution
    « Reply #37 on: April 10, 2017, 05:35:21 pm »
    Hoping so, once I start levelling it with shims I'm hoping it'll stay rigid.

    Also gotta work out howto build some reasonable cabinet doors...  *blink*

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    Re: Tank Evolution
    « Reply #38 on: April 12, 2017, 05:49:15 pm »


    New tank stand is just about done!

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    Re: Tank Evolution
    « Reply #39 on: April 12, 2017, 06:35:11 pm »
    Nice work

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    Re: Tank Evolution
    « Reply #40 on: April 12, 2017, 06:52:34 pm »
    Looking good
    You worked out how to do the doors after i see :)


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    Re: Tank Evolution
    « Reply #41 on: April 12, 2017, 09:45:10 pm »
    Very nice work!
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    Re: Tank Evolution
    « Reply #42 on: April 12, 2017, 10:38:44 pm »
    Looking good
    You worked out how to do the doors after i see :)


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    Yea, at first I was trying to hide the hinges, but couldn't be bothered risking taking a section out the frame, messing it up and having to start from scratch. So just left them visible for the 'industrial' look. Plus the wood was was sturdy enough for the doors not to need a frame so pretty simple in the end.

    Thanks for the nice comments everyone :) Anyone want to give me a hand carrying it inside now? It's a tad weighty....

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    Re: Tank Evolution
    « Reply #43 on: April 13, 2017, 09:18:04 am »
    That looks good. :)
    Does it fit through the door? ;)
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    Re: Tank Evolution
    « Reply #44 on: April 13, 2017, 09:21:36 am »
    That looks good. :)
    Does it fit through the door? ;)

     :censored2:  Why would you say such a thing?!?!? Windows are easy to remove, right...??? Haha.

    It's only about 43cm deep, so should be fine.